Sunday, May 13, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Harry Potter Mandrakes

To make a Mandrake start with a terra cotta pot, $1 store dolls, artificial plant, fabric strips, floral block, and moss if desired.

Remove the dolls clothes and hair

Prepare the pot with the floral block while the glue gun heats up.

I start gluing a fabric strip to the top of the dolls head and wrap it around the head continually adding glue. 

I then move to the body and arms.  There is no need to go past the waist.  The legs will be stuck into the floral foam.  Paint the fabric on the doll a brown color.

Stick the doll into the floral foam and glue your artificial plant leaves on top of the head.  Add moss as desired.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Charm Bracelet Shrink Dinks

For Mothers Day at church Primary with about 30 kids we are making shrink dinks charm bracelets.  I purchased a kit with sheets of shrink plastic and punched 1 3/8 inch circles in the shrink wrap.  I also punched a hole in the circle to be able to attach to my charm bracelet.  I purchased chain and broke off in about 7" lengths.  I connected the chain with a jump ring.  I will also attach the shrink dinks with a jump ring after colored & shrunk per box directions.  I added a piece of 2"x4 1/4" (folded in half) piece of cardstock to each bracelet and stamped the woman silhouette on each piece of cardstock.  Each mother will get one bracelet with a charm attached

from each child.  Love how these turned out.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Huge Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter

I made this huge gingerbread man cookie cutter out of yard edging that I found at a thrift store.  It is tin.  First I drew a picture of a gingerbread man on a large piece of paper(newsprint).  I bent the tin edging around the curves.  When it was finished it was too flimsy to hold its shape.  I then cut out of some old scrap paneling wood the same gingerbread shape with a jigsaw.  I stapled the tin gingerbread man cookie cutter to the wood gingerbread man.  I would love to find a roll of sheet metal that was 4 inches wide to make this but this will do.  I'm excited to display it.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Burlap Advent

I used burlap ribbon to make my bags.  I just folded and sewed up the side and bottom.  I used jute string ran through the back to tie them up.  I got my free printable here and just stapled them to the burlap bag.  I love how they turned out.  Now to fill them great thanks writing prompts and scriptures from here and here.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Little Free Library

My son Garrett made 4 Little Free Libraries for his Eagle Scout Service Project.  He had lots of help building, assembling, and installing them.  His first LFL went into a rural town in MT.  We had a ribbon cutting ceremony with a speech, chocolate treats, & bookmarks to color. 

The LFL was cut using these plans modified to 17x17x20 to 27 (cut at a 90* angle). LFL instructions
We cut almost 2 LFL's out of one sheet of plywood.  We cut the roofs out of a scrap piece of plywood.  We are thrilled with how the LFL turned out.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Large Rose x-stitch

I made this large cross stitch of a rose from a large canvas.  I really like how it turned out.
I made an extra large printout of a cross stitch pattern and poked holes with a large needle into every spot that thread would go through.  I then began stitching with my embroidery thread.